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Restormel Castle

Restormel House Restormel Road, Lostwithiel PL22 0EE, England
+44 1208 872687
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This was our second Castle visit using an Overseas Visitor Pass - proving to be a good deal for... read more

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Albywon
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Beautiful place to visit

What a fabulous castle - very interesting, fantastic views and lovely surroundings. The lady in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Geraldine H
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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A great 13th century circular keep standing on an earlier Norman mound, atop a high spur beside the River Fowey. Twice visited by the Black Prince, it finally saw action during the Civil War. Commanding fantastic views, it makes an excellent picnic spot. Child friendly and dog friendly.
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Restormel House Restormel Road, Lostwithiel PL22 0EE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

This was our second Castle visit using an Overseas Visitor Pass - proving to be a good deal for us. This is a very nice castle, good information boards throughout. A 13th Century Castle with Entry 5 Pounds 20 pence or free if member. 2328

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fabulous castle - very interesting, fantastic views and lovely surroundings. The lady in the ticket office/shop was informative and helpful. Plenty of free parking and there are toilets halfway up to the castle if required.

Thank Geraldine H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit to this castle on the side of a hill with great views - although kinda in ruins you can still walk high up on the wall thanks to retrofitted steps - it is up a steep hill so would be hard...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited before. One of the most prettiest castles in Cornwall! A hidden beauty that not a huge amount of tourists know about which I think is really nice for the locals to explore in summer holidays and learn about it's English heritage. A lovely...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

This small castle was built more for show than defence although it played a part in guarding the crossing point of the River Fowey, below the castle. The castle is a ruin but you can still access the high level walk at the top of...More

Thank Chris C
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Didn't know about this castle despite visiting the area many times. Only two other couples were around so it was nice and quiet. Great lady with two dogs in the ticket office; very happy and welcoming.

Thank ColinandJane
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Ifs thats what you like, this will do it for you. Its originally a motte and bailey castle but the bailey is non existent and the motte is a mound which was originally a small hill.Parking and toilets. About a hour should do it. Its...More

Thank ronn52
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

This was our second visit ti Restormel Castle and can't recommend it enough. I went with my 13 & 14 year old sons and spent a couple of hours here - next time we're going to pack a picnic and enjoy a more relaxed few...More

Thank NicDP
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

While camping nearby we have visited a few places of interest in the area. It is £5.70 for adults to visit or £4.20 with students card. The castle is ruins so ideally go on a day like today nice and sunny. There is a drinks...More

Thank Sheridan B
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

The walk to the castle from the town of Lostwithiel is very pleasant but the castle is the prize. The fact that the site itself is over 1000 years old is fascinating though the current building dates to the 13th Century. This is no less...More

Thank Vincent B
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Darryl W
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Response from Paul F | Reviewed this property |
It would have been about £4 each but as we joined English Heritage that day, it was included in our membership fees.
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